Definition of strained:
insincere, spurious, assumed, buttery, calorific, artificial, sham, chewy, unsettling, crispy, pretentious, caramelized, false, combative, awkward, forced, labored, simulated, chilled, effortful, disingenuous, claustrophobic, mock, uncomfortable, contrived, tense, hollow, strange, put-on, pretended, heavy, tight, crisp, unnatural, factitious, affected, plastic, fake, bogus, cramped, phony, troubling, laboured, constrained, studied, sugary, agonistic, pseudo, mechanical, feigned, agonistical, cream, cool, difficult, agonistic, creamy, true.
- "Riders of the Silences", Max Brand.
- "A Voyage with Captain Dynamite", Charles Edward Rich.
- "The Golden Canyon Contents: The Golden Canyon; The Stone Chest", G. A. Henty.